Remember the Drew Brees touchdown streak that everyone was touting earlier this season when he surpassed Johnny Unitas' record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass? Well, you can forget about it now, because it's over.
The New Orleans Saints quarterback had thrown a touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games until Thursday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, but he can immediately start on a new streak: Most games with at least five passes intercepted.
That's how many of Brees' passes were picked off Thursday. But that didn't mean the Falcons respect their rival any less.
"I didn't realize that until we walked off the field," Falcons coach Mike Smith said of the end of the touchdown streak. "That's an unbelievable streak. Drew Brees is an outstanding quarterback. The way the defense played tonight speaks volumes. The guy had gone out there and thrown touchdown after touchdown game after game after game."